SANTA FE (KRQE) - A proposal to lessen the penalties for possession of marijuana continues to make its way through the Legislature.
On Monday the House passed the measure that would impose civil-penalty fines on adults convicted a first time for having up to four ounces of marijuana.
Jail time would be eliminated for possessing up to eight ounces.
Supporters said reduced penalties would allow law enforcement to focus on more serious crimes.
Opponents said the proposal would send the message that it's OK to use marijuana.
The proposal now goes to the Senate.
Manners matter especially during the holiday season.
You've heard us talk a lot about Toys for Tots and how you can help needy kids in Albuquerque this Christmas.
The final Toys for Tots collections have been made and the generosity of folks around Albuquerque has been great as always.